Thursday, October 31, 2013

PG&E Rebates and Incentives - File by December 31, 2013

On January 1, 2014 a significant update to the California Title 24 building code will take effect. As a result, many of the current PG&E rebates and incentives may be significantly lower in 2014, if rebate applications and permits are filed after December 31, 2013.  Lighting projects will be most heavily impacted by the code change.

The following measures may have significantly reduced eligible rebate/incentive savings:
  • Lighting retrofits (projects where at least 10% of luminaries in a given space are altered)
  • Multi-level lighting controls (garage, stairwell)
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Day lighting controls
  • Water-cooled chiller projects. Baselines for water-cooled chillers will increase on January 1st.
If BOMA members have been considering any of these upgrades, please consider highly recommend submitting your project applications (and City permits pulled, if applicable) prior to January 1, 2014.

Note: If permits for a project are not issued until after December 31, 2013 (and if the project is not installed and operational prior to June 1, 2014) your project will be subject to 2014 Title 24 code and your eligible savings may be significantly reduced. The Pacific Energy Center will be hosting free educational sessions about the 2014 Title 24 building code changes.

PG&E links:

Rebates Incentives and Resources
Customized Retrofit Incentives
PG&E Energy Education Classes
Electric Rates: Current and Historic
Gas Rates

No comments:

Post a Comment